The Computer Science Education Research Group (Univ.-Prof. Maria Knobelsdorf) at the Computer Science Department of Universität Wien (Vienna, Austria), is currently seeking applicants for the position of a research associate ("Praedoc").
The newly founded Computer Science Education Research Group pursues research in the learning and teaching of Computer Science.
Amongst multiple research and teaching engagements, one line of activities is specifically dedicated to Computer Science pre-service teacher education at the Computer Science Department.
In addition, the group organizes regularly conferences, workshops as well as educational outreach events and professional development for in-service Computer Science teachers.
We offer a diverse and challenging position in an interdisciplinary field of Computer Science. With this position, the candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctorate in the field of Computer Science Education.
The research associate participates in research projects of the research group, writes scientific articles for journals and conference proceedings, and presents research results at international conferences while working on his / her doctoral thesis.
The person is involved in applying for funding and grants while getting insights into academic / research management. The position prepares / furthers careers in both academic and business contexts of Computer Science Education.
Participation in research, teaching and administration :
Required Research Experiences
Skills / Qualifications
Candidate must have a graduate degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) relevant to the position by the expected start date.
Particularly, we seek for candidates with a degree in Computer Science Teacher Education. But, candidates in all areas of Computer Science, Informatics, or Software Engineering are encouraged to apply, particularly those with experience in learning sciences, pedagogy, and education.
Alternatively, candidates have a degree in learning sciences, pedagogy, and education and basic knowledge of Computer Science or readiness for in-service training, particularly in programming.
Candidates bring a strong interest and commitment to Computer Science Education and find it exciting to investigate questions of teaching and learning Computer Science.
They are enthusiastic about studying empirical social research methods and theories (or Computer Science fundamentals depending of your major) and incorporating them to Computer Science Education research with the aim of getting their doctoral degree.
We expect proficient speaking and writing English skills. To be successful in this position, the candidate should also have basic German language skills or a strong commitment to adopt German within the first years.